Kareem Hunt, 23, is accused being involved in a fight in a Kansas City club in January that left a man with a broken rib and nose
Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has been accused of being involved in a third attack at a nightclub earlier this year.
A police report names the 23-year-old, along with former Chiefs running back George Atkinson and one other as the suspects who beat a 38-year-old man inside Mosaic nightclub, breaking his rib and nose on January 7.
This comes one week after TMZ Sports released surveillance video from a Cleveland hotel showing the two-year running back attacking a 19-year-old woman in February 2018.
The NFL is also reportedly investigating a separate incident where Hunt was accused of punching a man in the face at an Ohio resort in June after getting into a verbal altercation.
Hunt was initially placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List and then released by the Chiefs on Friday.
As of Monday, he became a free agent after going unclaimed on waivers, but his future in the NFL remains unclear.
The 38-year-old man reported the nightclub beat down on January 11 but no criminal charges were filed.
The Chiefs were aware of the January incident and reported it then to the NFL to be investigated, the Kansas City Star reports.
A 38-year-old man claims Hunt and former Chiefs running back George Atkinson and others beat him inside Mosaic nightclub (pictured) on January 7
The man identified one of the men as Atkinson, who is currently a free agent
On Monday he became a free agent but remains on Commissioner’s Exempt List
He told Kansas City police he was walking to the bathroom when he noticed one of his friends getting shoved by three men, one of whom he identified as Atkinson who is currently a free agent.
Atkinson and the man then exchanged punches and said men appeared from ‘all over’ and ‘jumped him’.
He claims to have been kicked and stuck multiple times on the head and body and lost consciousness before being escorted out of the club by security.
He named Hunt as one of about eight men involved in the January fight.
Then in June, Hunt allegedly punched a male guest at the Bay Lodging Resort in Put-in-Bay back after he got into a verbal confrontation with him.
The ex-Kansas City Chiefs star running back was not arrested over the incident and the victim declined to press charges, police said at the time.
But the incident in June could now impact Hunt’s punishment in the wake of the other investigation into the violent altercation with the woman, NFL.com reports.
Sources said Hunt is facing more than the average six-game suspension given the two separate incidents.
The NFL has been investigating the resort incident and has supposedly found enough evidence to increase the running back’s suspension.
In an interview with ESPN on Sunday, Kareem Hunt insisted that he wasn’t that ‘type of person’ and begged for forgiveness after his career went up in flames
The Kansas City Chiefs cut the star running back on Friday after he lied about kicking and shoving the woman during an altercation back in February that was caught on video
Video showed his friends unable to hold him back as he sent both a friend and Ottinger flying into a wall
The NFL told the Chiefs to not pursue obtaining the video of the attack that began as an argument the hotel hallway in February at around 3.22am
The Chiefs cut Hunt on Friday after he lied about kicking and shoving the woman during an altercation back in February that was caught on video.
In addition to being cut from the Chiefs, Hunt has been placed on the NFL Commissioner Exempt list, which means he is barred from practicing, playing in or attending games.
The Chiefs had initially stuck by Hunt, despite reports of the woman’s assault accusations. Hunt was never arrested over the allegations.
The Chiefs said the footage proved that Hunt, who helped propel the team to first place in the AFC with a 9-2 record, had been ‘untruthful’ with investigators.
The first incident occurred at The Metropolitan at 3.22am on February 10, and involved then-19-year-old Abigail Ottinger from Berea, Ohio.
In the video, originally posted on TMZ, Hunt appears to come around a corner outside his rented room to confront Ottinger with a hard shove. The woman hits him in the face and Hunt becomes enraged.
Hunt’s entourage comes to help and attempts to hold him back. At one point, Hunt sends one of his friends and the woman flying into a wall.
Ottinger was on the ground appearing dazed and started to get up. Hunt saw her and delivered a kick to knock her back on the ground.
According to TMZ, law enforcement obtained the video from the hotel. Prosecutors reviewed the footage and decided not to file charges.
Kareem Hunt was kicked off the Chiefs after video was revealed of an incident in which he allegedly assaulted a woman in February
During an interview with ESPN on Sunday, Hunt said he was embarrassed and that he is asking for forgiveness
Ottinger, who reportedly attends Kent State, told police that the incident started because she refused to have sex with a member of Hunt’s entourage.
Members of the entourage told police Ottinger called Hunt the N-word and physically hit a female member of the entourage.
In an interview with ESPN on Sunday, Hunt insisted that he wasn’t that ‘type of person’ and begged for forgiveness after his career went up in flames.
‘I just want to let the world know how sorry I am for my actions. It’s been a tough time for me and I’m extremely embarrassed from the video,’ Hunt said.
‘I’m definitely not that type of person. My mother raised me right.
‘I’m asking for forgiveness. I believe I deserve forgiveness. I know it’s going to be hard. I’m not going to let this bring me down.’
Hunt is from the Cleveland suburb of Willoughby and spends a significant part of his offseason in the area. He played college football at Toledo.
Hunt rushed for 1,327 yards as a rookie with the Chiefs last season. He has 824 yards through 11 games this season.